The aim of the National Plant Collections is to have plants grown and researched to the highest standard
This involves being aware of current issues relating to pest and disease, ensuring that plants are correctly identified and labelled, and in many cases being the authority on the nomenclature of the plants in the collection.
More details can be found in the Resources for Collection Holders section, but this page contains links to general advice that would be relevant to anyone, whether a collection holder, a plant guardian, a recipient of a plant from our Plant Exchange, or a keen gardener, looking to better understand the plants in their garden.
National and international legislation covers plant collection, cross border plant movement, invasive species and Plant Breeders' RightsFind out more
Plant health advice
Pests and diseases are one of the biggest threats to plants in the UK. Awareness of problems and good biosecurity measures can helpFind out more
Contribute to a herbarium
Plants preserved in herbaria are available to study for generations and anyone can contribute.Find out more
Growing media and the use of peat, and how to reduce plastics in the gardenFind out more
Find a speaker from the many experts involved with collections or Plant HeritageFind out more
Desiderata are plants sought after by collection holders. See the list here.Find out more